May 27th, 2015
610 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60605
6pm Reception 7pm Dinner
Sponsorship benefit information
Hosted by Cures Within Reach, the leading non-profit dedicated to medical research repurposing existing drugs and devices for new uses, this premier dinner event raises funds for Cures Within Reach while providing a high level networking space for the BioScience community, honoring leaders creating patient impact through their research, business and philanthropic achievements.
Celebrating the launch of CureAcceleratorTM, the world's first interactive, online platform dedicated to repurposing. Created by Cures Within Reach, platform built with a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
Patient Impact Legacy Award
Dr. Richard DiMarchi
Dr. DiMarchi's contributions in peptide & protein sciences consists of three decades of work in academia, the pharmaceutical industry and biotechnology companies. As scientist and executive, Dr. DiMarchi significantly contributed to the commercial development of Humulin®, Humatrope®, rGlucagon®, Evista®, and Forteo®. Read More
Janet Davison Rowley Patient Impact Research Award
Dr. S. Vincent Rajkumar
S. Vincent Rajkumar, MD, is Edward W. and Betty Knight Scripps Professor of Medicine at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, and chair of the Mayo Clinic’s Myeloma, Amyloidosis, and Dysproteinemia Group. Dr Rajkumar has a multifaceted research program involving clinical trials, epidemiologic studies, and laboratory research. He has led numerous phase I, II, and III clinical trials investigating the role of new agents in myeloma, including the pivotal trial that led to the approval of thalidomide in myeloma in the United States. Read More
Golan & Christie Patient Impact Philanthropy Award
Given to The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: accepting on behalf of RWJF, Lori Melichar, Director
Lori Melichar, a labor economist, is a director at the Foundation where she focuses on discovering, exploring and learning from cutting edge ideas with the potential to help create a Culture of Health. She is also the host of the Foundation’s Pioneering Ideas podcast. Read More